Real Madrid’s winning start to undergo Atletico exam in derby clash

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Real Madrid’s one hundred pc start to the La Liga season might be put to the take a look at after they go to metropolis rivals Atletico on Sunday.

Carlo Ancelotti’s facet are the one crew in Europe’s prime 5 leagues with an ideal report – each domestically and in Europe – this marketing campaign they usually lead Barcelona on the prime of the standings by two factors after 5 video games.

With talisman Karim Benzema a doubt for the sport, having missed the facet’s final two fixtures with a knee damage, Ancelotti referred to as for others to step up to the plate with targets.

Midfielder Federico Valverde seems to have taken on the scoring mantle, netting two gorgeous finishes in consecutive video games a lot to the Italian’s delight.

“The unusual factor is he solely scored as soon as final season, and I advised him that if he didn’t rating 10 targets this marketing campaign given how he can hit a ball, he ought to lower up my teaching certificates,” laughed Ancelotti, when requested about the Uruguayan’s upturn in kind in entrance of aim.

“However, our planning for the derby hasn’t modified. We’ll see how Benzema goes over the following days however we received’t take dangers. If he can prepare correctly then he’ll play, and if not, then he received’t.”

Defender Lucas Vazquez will miss the journey to the Metropolitano the place Real will tackle an Atletico facet who’ve had an up and down start to the marketing campaign.

After thrashing Celta Vigo 4-1 final weekend they had been overwhelmed 2-0 by Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Atletico defender Sergio Reguilon will miss a reunion along with his former membership due to a groin drawback, whereas first-choice goalkeeper Jan Oblak (again), central defensive pair Stefan Savic (hamstring) and Jose Maria Gimenez (again) and midfielder Thomas Lemar (muscle drawback) face late health checks.

Elsewhere Barca will look to put the strain on Real after they host Elche on Saturday.

The Catalan facet are wanting to bounce again from their first defeat of the marketing campaign in opposition to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday

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